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Bicycle Safety Program

The Bike Co-op has a contract from the City of Fort Collins to train 100 Safe Routes to School instructors over the next several months. So if you are interested in being a volunteer or an hourly employee to teach children in elementary schools or in middle school sign up today for one of these Saturday afternoon classes.

Bicycling 123 - Youth Skills (certificate program)

This is a 4 hour class sponsored by the Bike Co-op to train instructors in safe cycling skills for youth. You must be at least 14 years old to take the class. Those who complete the class with receive a Bicycilng 123 Youth Skills certificate.

The Bicycling 123 Youth guide outlines 13 stations - four administrative stations and nine activity stations - designed to teach you how to run a youth skills clinic (i.e., a "Bike Rodeo").

You will learn how to teach:

  1. The principles of vehicular cycling;
  2. Factors that determine when children are ready to ride on the road;
  3. How to perform an ABC Quick Check (a safety check) on bicycles;
  4. How to properly fit a helmet;
  5. Teaching kids to mount, dismount, start and stop;
  6. Basic bike handling skills for those under 10 years of age;
  7. Tips for teaching children how to ride without training wheels;
  8. Straight line riding, scanning and signaling;
  9. How crashes happen;
  10. Basic rules of the road;
  11. Hazard detection and avoidance;
  12. Riding on the sidewalk vs. riding on the street;
  13. Colorado Bicycle Law;
  14. Teaching children how to handle intersections.

Class Schedule:

The above class will be taught on the following schedule (you need take only ONE class):

Every Saturday afternoon from 1:30 until 5:30 at the Bike Co-op (1501 North College Ave.) on the following dates.


If you would like to get signed up for one of these classes, please go to the Signup Page

Weather conditions:

Classes will be held as scheduled IF there are at least 4 people signed up for the class and if the following weather conditions are met: if at noon the day before the class there is no snow on the ground in the parking lot on the north side of the Bike Co-op and the forecast for a high temperature in Fort Collins is at least 45 degree Fahrenheit


If you have a group of at least 6 parents, school volunteers, service club members or others and would like to schedule your own class please send an inquiry to

Project Coordinator: (Preferred Method)
Phone: (970)310-5238